I kid you not. This is the best ice cream I have ever tasted. Substituting home-made elderflower cordial for 5/6 of the milk added to the cream, sugar and vanilla essence I then added in some elderflowers, parted from their stalks by Joshua, and into the ice cream maker it went. In the freezer overnight, what Joshua and I tasted for breakfast was simply divine as you can see below. Perfect for taste and texture with that added crunch from the soft flowers.
It made me think about really being self sufficient and I sat up well after midnight reading up and considering how many goats I wanted, how I’d split the top meadow and use some of the water meadow for grazing; the fencing and gating for that; the logistics of making hay with a scythe; which barn to convert into a hay barn and other matters. Such are the excitements of middle age.